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The Bećar cross
The Bećar cross
The Bećar cross is the oldest stone cross crucifix in Vukovar. Since 1805, it has been located in the old part of the city, which is why it was named “Kod bećarskog križa (At the bećar cross)”. During the 19th century the bećar cross was surrounded by an iron fence, while underbrush grew around the crucifix. On the bećar cross you can identify the elements and details of classicism. Its importance lies in the fact that it was the first public stone cross, while all previous ones were wooden. The cross was not destroyed during the destruction and military occupation of the city in 1991, but in 1996. It was reconstructed 18 years later, and on 18 November 2009, on the day of remembrance of the victims of Vukovar, it was renovated and restored as a protected monument. It is now one of the symbols of the city of Vukovar.
Category: Temple Church Mosque,
Hrvatskih Branitelja Square, Vukovar 32000
45.348637, 019.004561 (45°20’55.1″N, 019°00’16.4″E)
GPS coordinates: 45.348637, 019.004561 (45°20’55.1″N, 019°00’16.4″E)
Address: Hrvatskih Branitelja Square, Vukovar 32000
The Bećar Cross is located in Vukovar at Croatian Veterans Square (about 550m away from the shopping center Golubica Mall).
If you are driving with a car, show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do Bećarskog križa koji se nalazi u mjestu Vukovaru u ulici Trg Hrvatskih branitelja (od trgovačkog centra Golubica Mall udaljen je oko 550 metara). Hvala!
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Molim Vas uključite taksimetar. Hvala!
Please can you tell me how to find this sight:
Molim Vas da me uputite prema Bećarskom križu koji se nalazi u mjestu Vukovaru u ulici Trg Hrvatskih branitelja (od trgovačkog centra Golubica Mall udaljen je oko 550 metara). Hvala!
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